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Order of Malta at the Munich Security Conference 2020

18/02/2020

The Grand Chancellor of the Sovereign Order of Malta, Albrecht Boeselager, took part in the Munich Security Conference 2020, held from February 14th to 16th in the German city. The meeting, which has been running for over 50 years, brings together hundreds of senior leaders from politics, international organizations, business and civil society to discuss some of the most pressing issues challenging the world.

This year, more than 30 heads of government and heads of state as well as nearly 100 cabinet ministers participated in the two-day conference.

The key topics of the event focused on the role of Europe and how to enhance its reach worldwide, the rise of nationalisms, as well as climate change and global health hazards represented by epidemics such as the coronavirus.

Along the main conference, several side events with specific focuses were organized. Albrecht Boeselager participated in the roundtable on “Transnational Security” on the challenges of illicit flows – arms, drugs and people trafficking – and the related transnational security threat these pose. The discussion centred around the imperative of strengthening cooperation between states, international organizations and non-state actors.